Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Photo: AFP

US ‘understands’ India needs Russian missiles to remain ‘strong partner’ in region, Nirmala Sitharaman says

  • Defence minister is confident that New Delhi would avoid US sanctions over its purchase of Russian missile system
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Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Photo: AFP
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Rupakjyoti Borah
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Rupakjyoti Borah

Why India should rethink its reticence towards ‘the Quad’

  • India, the US, Japan and Australia first formed the loose security alliance in 2007, but a prolonged hiatus and lack of support have stifled its growth
  • As China becomes increasingly assertive, is now the time for New Delhi to leverage the four-country grouping for its own ends?

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